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From March 1 to April 11, make a commitment not to smoke for 6 weeks and qualify to win one of many prizes!
Participate in the Challenge in your own way: alone, with the help of a non-smoking sponsor or by teaming up with another smoker who also wants to quit.
- I Quit
- I HelpI help
Most former smokers say the same thing: it's easier to quit smoking when you feel you've got support. That being the case, what better way to KO the smoking habit than as part of a team? Whether you're a non-smoker or a smoker who'd like to butt out for good, you can help someone in your circle free him- or herself from cigarettes.
- Tools and ResourcesTools and resources
Download the following tools to support you in your decision to quit smoking.
- Participant's FileParticipant's file
A practical and customized tool to help you succeed in the Challenge! (You must be registered to use the Participant's file)
Join us to be part of a network of motivating and motivated followers. Whether for consulting messages or for contributing, don't miss paying a visit. You'll see: motivation grows with use!
- Work EnvironmentWork environment
Living smoke-free is one of the best decisions a person can make for his or her health, and among the people in your circle there must certainly be smokers who want to quit.
Support them by promoting the Quit to Win! Challenge in your organization.
The Challenge your own way
Living smoke-free is one of the best decisions a person can make for his or her health, and among the people in your circle there must certainly be smokers who want to quit and people who want to protect themselves – and protect their loved ones – from the dangers of tobacco smoke.
Support them by promoting the Quit to Win! Challenge in your organization. By publicizing the Challenge, you foster a reduction in tobacco use and in so doing will contribute to:
- Improving the health of smokers and of the people around them
- Stimulating a spirit of mutual help and respect
- Demonstrating the commitment of your organization to the good health and well-being of the people working there
And that’s not all! Businesses who really care about the health of their employees enjoy other advantages:
- A decrease in absenteeism
- Greater resistance to stress
- Reduction in health-insurance costs
- Improvement in productivity
According to the Conference Board of Canada (2006),* an employer must pay out an average of $3,400 more annually for an employee who smokes than for a non-smoker employee. Among other things, the costs associated with the drop in productivity owing to cigarette breaks with an employee who smokes are $3,053 a year, and those linked to a rise in absenteeism, $323.
*Conference Board of Canada (2006). Smoking and the Bottom Line: Updating the Costs of Smoking in the Workplace.